House Bill No. 5360
Public Act No. 16-111
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 27-19 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):
The Military Department shall be comprised of (1) the armed forces of the state, as defined in section 27-2, which shall be under the military command and control of the Adjutant General, and (2) [any civilian employee appointed by the Adjutant General pursuant to section 27-31] the department's civilian employees. The Military Department shall be under the [charge] command and control of the Adjutant General. On or before July 1, 1980, the Governor shall appoint an Adjutant General with the rank of major general to serve for a term of two years from July 1, 1980. Quadrennially thereafter, the Governor shall appoint an Adjutant General with the rank of lieutenant general to serve for a term of four years, from such first day of July and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Adjutant General shall have had at least fifteen years' commissioned service in the armed forces of the United States, at least ten years of which shall have been served in the National Guard, and shall have obtained the [rank of lieutenant colonel or higher in the Army, Marine Corps or Air Force, or the rank of commander or higher in the Navy or Coast Guard] minimum officer grade of O-5. No person shall be appointed or continue to serve as Adjutant General after reaching the age of sixty-four years. The Adjutant General may be suspended or removed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-11, 4-12 and 4-13.
Approved June 3, 2016